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Venezuelan Regional Election: Opposition Claims Fraud in Areas They Won
The Governing United Socialist Party of Venezuela won 17 out of 23 governor races in Sunday's regional vote, prompting the opposition to claim fraud once again, without evidence. Lucas Koerner of Venezuelanlaysis.com analyzes the situation

  October 16, 2017

US-Cuba Relations Unravel as State Dept Alleges 'Sonic Attack'
While the accusations against Cuba sound like 'something out of a bad sci-fi film,' the consequences of reducing diplomatic staff in Havana and Washington DC have serious consequences for relations between the two countries, explains Prof. Michael Bustamante

  October 12, 2017

Ecuador VP Arrested for Corruption as Divisions Deepen Within Governing Party
The Odebrecht corruption scandal enveloping Ecuador's Vice President Jorge Glas is related to a conflict between former President Correa and current President Moreno, both from the same party. But how much of the scandal is about corruption, and how much of it is political?

  October 6, 2017

Patriot Act Foils Uruguay's Marijuana Sales
U.S. banks say the 2001 Patriot Act prevents them from doing business with banks in Uruguay that provide services for newly legalized pot sales. The politics in all of it is 'rank hypocrisy,' says economist Bill Black

  August 31, 2017

El Salvador Passes Historic Ban on Metal Mining
The Central American country is the first country in the world to establish a blanket ban on metal mining, protecting the environment following a 12-year political struggle

  April 18, 2017

Colombian Villagers Blockade State Drilling Project
Citing environmental concerns, central Colombian villages use months of direct action to delay planned state oil project.

  October 26, 2013

Mexico's Tlatelolco Massacre 45 Year Anniversary March Met with Police Repression
Riot Police Brutally Repress Commemorative Protest in Mexico City: Students and Allies march to honor 45th anniversary of Tlatelolco Massacre

  October 6, 2013

Bolivian Women's Groups Demand Decriminalization of Abortion
Abortion remains legally restricted in almost all of Latin America, and in Bolivia clandestine abortions are the third leading cause of maternal deaths

  October 2, 2013

Mexico Police Repress Opponents of Neoliberal School Reform
Through harassment, arbitrary detention and violence, Mexico sweeps teachers and students

  September 22, 2013

Mexico City Police Violently Crackdown on Occupying Teachers
In Mexico City police attack peaceful teachers protesting new Mexico education bill

  September 16, 2013

National Farmers and Social Strike gets seeds control law 970 suspended
In Colombia after 21 days of a nationwide strike by thousands of farmers, blocking more than 40 roads nationwide, protesting farmers forced the Colombian government to negotiate the rejection of a farm bill and the release of detained protesters.

  September 14, 2013

Tens of Thousands March Against Mexico School Privatization
Teachers blockade downtown Mexico City to protest education reforms they say is harmful to public schools

  September 5, 2013

Tens of Thousands of Colombian Farmers On Strike For Their Survival
Farmers and their supporters protesting so called "Free Trade Agreements" that would likely eliminate their livelihoods

  September 3, 2013

Paraguayan Indigenous Community Reoccupies Territory After Two Decades of Forced Expulsion
After state fails to fulfill international court order returning ancestral lands illegally usurped by German cattle rancher, community decides enough is enough

  June 23, 2013

A million people across Brazil say "it's not about 20 cents"
More than a million people demonstrate in a hundred cities across Brazil, and raise new demands.

  June 21, 2013

Brazilian Authorities Rescind Bus Fare Hike Yet Massive Protests Continue
Brazil protest that began over increasing cost of public transportation continues to draw tens of thousands to the streets

  June 20, 2013

Hundreds of Thousands of Brazilians Protest Country's Harsh Inequities
Protest against bus fare increase sparked nationwide protest movement demanding systemic change

  June 18, 2013

Mexican Activists Demand State Accountability For Increasing Numbers of Disappeared
"Alive They Took Them, Alive We Want Them" Mexico rally demand calls for end to forced disappearances

  June 7, 2013

Activists Demand Mexican President Be Held Responsible for Deaths of Protesters
Activists say Mexican president Pena-Nieto must be held accountable for activist's murders and torture during his governorship seven years ago

  May 19, 2013

Mexican Worker-Run Tire Factory a Success
Union wins years long struggle against vulture capitalists and now helms one of Mexico's most successful tire factories

  May 8, 2013

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